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This is a Hakka Catholic village on an offshore island in Hong Kong. Some villagers chose to leave. Some remained to stay. The history of this village is collated with the present time of this land in the photo-making process of infrared photography, revealing the invisible light and shadow of an alienated world with an ancient tree that only exists in memories.
The production process of photography can express our philosophical understanding while the choice of subject performs as a metaphor and a character intimately tied to one’s relationships. I found that the otherworldly and surreal atmosphere infrared photo images have can better deliver my alienated feelings about migrating from Hong Kong to Canada. To begin my journey, I took photos of abandoned houses covered with wild plants in a Hakka Catholic village on an island in Hong Kong before my move. I wish to continue my photo journey to depict my perspective of immigration, home and history.